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Re: Projects?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-10-22 02:03:53 CEST

Marc Singer <elf@buici.com> writes:

> > Answer: global revision numbers work really well; nobody is
> > confused, nobody is wishing it were vastly different, everyone is
> > used to it. It makes many, many things extremely easy and
> > conceptually clear. If the design had backfired, we would have
> > gone back to the drawing board early on.
> I don't think that's his point. AFAICT, he never suggested that the
> global revision number be eliminated.

But he did suggest it was a bad idea in certain cases. He claimed
that it made it impossible for two projects to share a repository.

> > I'm not sure what to tell you, except, 1) read the book, and 2) try
> it out.
> Is is really a bad idea to be able to put a keyword entry in a file
> that is a file-relative change count?

Nope, that's why we have issue #1525.

But consider that the change-count is not meaningful. If you have
multiple branches, you could have seven different 'foo.c' files, all
related to each other, all with the same change-count.

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Received on Wed Oct 22 02:06:35 2003

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